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I Find It Hard to Let Go

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    It's been almost a year,

    and I still find it so difficult to let go of my ex. Keeping him in my life is only hurting me I know it. I am so confused that it's so hard to focus on everything else. Ah, I need to cry tonight... It's been an exhausting and rough day.
    SweetRose22 SweetRose22 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 21

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    Sometimes I Grieve...

    People commonly talk about weaning breastfed babies and how the mother finally gets her body back to herself.  But no-one ever talks about the grieving process associated with giving up breastfeeding. I haven't breastfed for around 7 or 8 years but every now and again I ...
    wildernessgirl wildernessgirl 36-40 2 Responses Oct 13, 2009

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    Soppy Mother

    I'm a terribly soppy mother.  I cried buckets when my last child went to school.  There are so many things that I wish would never end: - my children kissing and cuddling me in public - giving me 'spantaneous' homemade gifts, especially drawings and mud creations...
    wildernessgirl wildernessgirl 36-40 9 Responses Oct 13, 2009

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    2 years ago, i noticed a guy from our school.

    he wasn't my classmate and i just got really interested in him because he was so quiet and unique. His name was Jude. but i stopped liking him when a close friend of mine(Geraldine) said she likes him. In that year, that close friend of mine fell in love with someone else then...
    jhen17 jhen17 13-15, F Dec 18, 2014

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    Ive been thru lots of hurt so its hard letting others in. I have to know you for a long time before I can trust you enough to let you get close to me as a friend.
    zzz1silentheart zzz1silentheart 18-21, M Apr 12

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    I cannot let him go nor do I want to.Why would I let someone go who makes me so happy? I tell him everything. He knows my worries and fears. He knows my joys and jealousies. He is...
    KuriosityKills KuriosityKills 31-35, F 4 hrs ago

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    This has got to be the saddest day of my life I called you here today for a bit of bad news I won't be able to see you anymore Because of my obligations, and the ties that you have...
    TheScorpio1966 TheScorpio1966 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 22

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    It's been a very long time since I've been in a relationship with him.He broke it off a long time ago and it was one of the worst days of my life.After the breakup, I avoided the...
    KAYDUBAU KAYDUBAU 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    Emotional abuse... You always tell yourself when your young, "I will never let anyone treat me bad,"- "I will never be THAT girl." - "I will always stand up for what I believe in...
    URBeautiful88 URBeautiful88 18-21, F Apr 8

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    But when you find at least one make sure you cherish every moment with them. Because if you make one mistake they could be gone forever. And it could take even longer to find...
    Singingbutterfly Singingbutterfly 13-15, F Apr 8

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    I don't want to be that winging whinging person but i guess iam. I know life has it's challenges but i seriously can't cope. Will i understand and have a good on laugh when im dead...
    MushroomFaerie148 MushroomFaerie148 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 14

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    I have always had a hard time trusting that the people I "let in" truly have the intention of staying. As a consequence I tend to show them the exit before they have a chance to...
    Bumblelion Bumblelion 31-35, M 3 Responses Apr 7

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    fconfessions of a tickle slave part 1: I wake up and start to get out of bed to get my breakfast then I feel a tug on my ankle and fall over. "ugh" I think to myself " I forgot...
    oceanskywalker oceanskywalker 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    A few things about me... I leave disjointed pieces of myself all over the Internet. I do not have multiple personalities in a schizophrenic sense, but I am tired of the separation...
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    She's distancing herself and I've seen it before. Why can't I find real love anymore. I refuse to believe that I'm unloveable. Even though depression has made me vulnerable. I...
    rolledawayfromthetree rolledawayfromthetree 18-21, M Apr 5

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    People keep saying it's my fault nate left me. That I let him take advantage of me because of our ten year friendship. And all I keep hearing is guys and girls can't be friends...
    ChildOfHarmony ChildOfHarmony 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    I feel like I never will, how could I possibly ever find 'the one'? I'm me, just me, who would ever love me? None of my relationships work out no matter how hard I try, I just want...
    Debbiefrangipani Debbiefrangipani 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 7

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    Language is a powerful tool. It affects the way we think and talk and interact with others. Sometimes I wonder about living in a world without language though, and how that might...
    AshleyJea AshleyJea 22-25, F Apr 15

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    I hate myself. Did you ******* hear me I HATE MYSELF. Yeah. a lot. What you want some kinda proof that only young people can have a monopoly on hating themselves!!! Man. How self...
    lifeisforfree lifeisforfree 66-70, M Apr 16

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    Dear Robert, There are days where I want to give up, where everything feels so wrong. Where I feel alone and broken. I had days where I just wanted to give up and vanish. Then I...
    untilmydeath untilmydeath 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    After feeling awesome just yesterday evening after getting a wonder caressing and a deep navel massage from my mom toning am feeling awful and angry. I am in a bad shape and my...
    navelpoked navelpoked 26-30, M Apr 25

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    I will sum it up mostly since it's very long, but here it is: I was introduced to her when I visited my dad's family, she was the girl that lived up the road. I can't remember...
    Saravegan2 Saravegan2 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Idk why but I find it hard to trust people, I can't even tell my friends about my problems or if I'm ever sad I bottle it up and tell no one idk lol
    zareenatoor zareenatoor 13-15, F 4 Responses Apr 9

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    You asked me why I love you. And for me it is really hard to put into words why I love you. You say I under estimate my vocabulary but to me it’s not so much my vocabulary as it...
    southernbelle07252013 southernbelle07252013 18-21, F Apr 17

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    Yes I am .I love you enough to let you go. I'm letting you go without any hard feelings, without any kind of resentment. I'm letting you go but I'm not letting go the love that we...
    lovemylife2210 lovemylife2210 26-30, F Apr 17

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    I am a manager and leader. I have to take a strategic approach to work and have done the same with life. I have then been beaten up by this. I am not who I thought I would be...
    grommit3 grommit3 36-40, F a week ago

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    I truly believe true friends are hard to find out ! I have friends and one best friend ! They are not my true friend ! They just show to be good on my eyes ! I don't trust them...
    Angelica9715 Angelica9715 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    I haven't cried in years but sometimes I just want to I'd just like to cry but I can't I just can't When you have a mind like mine you constantly thinking I burdened with the...
    natsufairy12 natsufairy12 13-15, M 3 days ago

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    I am not good at letting go, going through a lot in life, and trying to let go is very difficult for me. I am slowly learning the process of forget and forgive, also to let old...
    Tyfly Tyfly 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 3

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    She's more or less exactly like me when it comes to enjoying her body.I understand sex isn't everything and it's not all about sex.I'm a man that wants to cherish a woman to her...
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 46-50, M Apr 4

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    I always find it hard to express my feelings to other people. When I think about why I'm sad or hurt in my head I feel like man that's going to sound really silly out loud to...
    Jasmine992 Jasmine992 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 11

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    I'm 26with two kids trying to find happiness other then my kids..Idk I guess looking for my soulmate.. but its hard to find someone that doesn't mind me having 2 kids..my friends...
    swann89 swann89 26-30, F 10 Responses Apr 13

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    I received a joke letter in disguise of a love letter one day... I couldn't BELIEVE the guy I had a thing for actually returned those feelings for once. I was walking on cloud nine...
    4everlonelyalone 4everlonelyalone 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 19

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    When I love, it is a very monogamous love. I find it difficult to impossible to think about someone else, besides my lover, in a romantic way. Sexually I like to be with one person...
    Takenbysilence Takenbysilence 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 21

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    I'm still young, only twenty one but I do want to find myself and not to be so lost like my alcoholic brother or my confused mother. I surrounded by misguided unhappy people that...
    TheVirginRapids TheVirginRapids 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    Control...Letting the Curves Take You...The answer to control is practicing surrender.Trying to maintain control in this life is a bit like trying to maintain control on a roller...
    anghel77 anghel77 36-40, F 6 days ago

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    When I was 17 my girl friend wanted to try this and I played like I didn't want her to. All the while my heart was giddy and so wanted this. She started to flirt so much with me...
    christy2u christy2u 56-60, T 6 Responses Apr 4

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    Dear Older Me, don't ever let yourself stray from who you are. I want you to keep your head high and stay dedicated to what you love. Don't let others tell you how to live your...
    Kivaria Kivaria 13-15, F Apr 7

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    I float on this Ocean of vastness. I awaited in the middle letting the time and tides take me. I thought when left there I would wait upon the return of an image, of Life. I close...
    Xenasdreams Xenasdreams 26-30, F 6 Responses Apr 15

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    I am 16 yrs old girl and in my life happened something strange that I cant understand but I love and I cant let go altough it is hurting me and I just can't decide what is right so...
    nitheism nitheism 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 18

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    Its pouring down rain right now. Some would think it dreary and at times I do too. But not today. Today, I kicked my shoes off and wandered barefoot into my backyard, letting the...
    TheBlasphemousOptimist TheBlasphemousOptimist 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 23